Food from the Indian subcontinent is ubiquitous in London, and whether you go for a Bangladeshi curry cafe on Brick Lane, a traditional South Indian speciality in Southall, a Pakistani tandoori joint or, indeed one of the many Nepalese and Sri Lankan restaurants, you’ve never got to travel far to find something to suit your spicy tastes. With so many curry houses in London to choose between, it can be hard to stand out, but at XOCO Bar & Grill on Lordship Lane in East Dulwich, they have managed to create a niche for themselves with ease. They combine classic Indian flavours with the aesthetic of a bar and grill – so expect curries and burgers alongside beers, wines, cocktails and plenty more besides. Book a table now and gather up your friends or family to try XOCO out.
The curry house scene in London is as diverse as it is competitive, and it can be difficult for a new restaurant to make an impact. No such problems at XOCO Bar & Grill. They’ve been in operation since mid-2016 and in the short time that they have been open, they’ve managed to build a reputation for high quality grilled meats, traditional Indian recipes and an exceptional drinks selection. The focus on the grill means that all the meat dishes are as healthy as they can be – no extra fat, for example – and the ingredients well-sourced and fresh. There are classic curries and tandoori meats, as well as more than a few vegetarian options to go around. Let us explain what you can expect to see if you come over to XOCO on Lordship Lane in East Dulwich.
XOCO Bar & Grill are known for their flame grilled meat skewers, so that is the logical place to begin when discussing their menu. Traditional Indian meats such a Malai lamb chops, chicken on the bone and shish kebabs are there to be enjoyed, along with more well-known curries like lamb rogan josh, chicken tikka masala and paneer tikka. There’s more than a few other dishes besides – including English style burgers – and sides such as rice, chips, naan bread and channa masala, so get online, book a table and set a course for Lordship Lane and one of the best new Indian restaurants in South London at XOCO Bar & Grill.